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Archaeology and History Meet on the M3

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Full title: Digging with documents: late medieval historical research on the M3 in County Meath

Creator / Author: Margaret Murphy

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 10p

When Published: 2008

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Roads Authority / St. Martin’s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4.

Parent Publication [book]: Roads, rediscovery and research : proceedings of a public seminar on archaeological discoveries on national road schemes, August 2007 / edited by Jerry O’Sullivan and Michael Stanley / 195pp

About: This 10-page conference paper (pp117-126) describes how historical sources such as maps and documents can be used to validate and illuminate the archaeological discoveries that were made on the Clonee to North of Kells section of the M3 motorway scheme.

ID number(s): 9780954595562 / 0954595564

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs, a map and plan.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Fourth Collection of Articles on West Wicklow History

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Full title: Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society: Number 4, 2007

Creator / Author: West Wicklow Historical Society & contributors, joint editors Chris Lawlor, Donal McDonnell

Item Type / Page count: Journal (Complete issue) / 102p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: West Wicklow Historical Society / Baltinglass (?), Co. Wicklow.

About: The fourth publication of a set of articles on aspects of West Wicklow history. This issue covers locations from Blessington to Tinahely with contributions from natives of the area.

ID number(s): 0790-1739

Contents: Preface — Secretary’s Report — Not the usual suspects: some lesser-known books of West Wicklow interest / Richard B. Lennon — West Wicklow and the 1641 Rebellion / Chris Lawlor — Sons of the soil: aspects of the G.A.A. in Wicklow in the early 1890’s / John Glennon — Ar gCeanntar Dúchas / Peadar C. Ó Cuilinn — The West Wicklow Historical Society Officers 2007 — The eviction of the Ballylow tenants on the Blessington Estate in 1852 / Kathy Trant — A brief statistical analysis of Dunlavin Roman Catholic Parish from 1881 to 1901 / Chris Lawlor — Jennie Wyse Power 1858 -1941 / Marie O’ Neill — The ancient parish of Rathvilly / Kitty O’Toole — The Winnett Family of Baltinglass / Andrew Winnett — Tinahely over the century / Reverend Canon Henry Vaux Boake — John Thomond O’Brien Day in Baltinglass / Paul Gorry — Baltinglass Cattle Fairs / Stanley Jackson — The 1941 West Wicklow District Shield Rifle Competition / James Scannell — Some books relevant to West Wicklow (and environs) history published since 1990 / Chris Lawlor — A tribute to Baltinglass [poem] / Tommy Doyle — Glen of Imaal  Memorial — 1798 – 1803: Some monuments erected / restored in West Wicklow 1998 – 2003 [photo essay] — Humewood — Obituaries.

Extra #1: Contains many black & white photographs and graphs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide

More on the Murders at Borklemore

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© J. W. H. Carter

Full title: “Oh, the villain that did it!”

Creator / Author: J. W. H. Carter

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 13p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Co. Laois

Parent Publication [book]: Murder in the Midlands, 1862-1915 / by J. W. H. Carter / 497pp

About: Taken from a book of 59 true crime stories, this account (pp134-146) features in the section entitled ‘Land Greed’ . It tells of the double murder of two women at Borklemore in 1893, for which a 74-year old farmer, John Conran, was convicted. He was sentenced to be hanged, but this was commuted to life imprisonment.

ID number(s): 0955192900 / 9780955192906

WW Connection #1: This incident occurred at Borklemore in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Census of Carnew

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Carnew (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of February 2013.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: The Census returns for the Carnew District Electoral Division arranged alphabetically by townland. The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2nd April 1911.

Contents: Brunswick Street — Carnew — C0ollattin Street — Cronyhorn — Kilcavan — Main Street — Mill Street — Tomacork — Tombreen — Umrygar — Woolgreen Street. 

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Carnew DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Carnew DED

The Highland Lady Before She Came to West Wicklow

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Full title: Memoirs of a Highland Lady, 1797 – 1827.

Creator / Author: Elizabeth Grant.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 296p

When Published: 1950

Publisher / Place of Publication: John Murray / Albemarle Street, London.

About: Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus was born in Scotland in 1797. This is an account of her upbringing and of her life in London, Edinburgh and the Highlands. The book comes to a close before her departure to India. While in India, she met and married Colonel Henry Smith of Baltiboys House. After he inherited the estate, they came to live there and these memoirs of her early life were completed in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: The author was a resident of Baltyboys in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs and family tree.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this title.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide

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